Archive for June, 2013

Invented in Canada

Published on June 28, 2013 at 4:00 pm by iWeb Technologies in: iWeb Articles

iWeb are following in the footsteps of many great Canadian innovators. From the high-tech to the everyday, here are some things you probably never realized were invented in Canada, as we get ready to celebrate Canada day on Monday July 1. To find out some of the benefits of hosting in Canada with iWeb, see our green data center page.


Technological innovations include the 56k modem (1996), the atomic clock (1960s), the television camera (1936), the walkie-talkie (1944) and the IMAX cinema system (1968). Although commonly accredited to Canada, the telephone was patented in the USA and invented by a Scotsman who lived in Canada, the famous Alexander Graham Bell.Canada



Building confidence in cloud security

Published on June 19, 2013 at 4:24 pm by iWeb Technologies in: Cloud Computing Articles

Cloud computing has evolved, and continues to evolve rapidly into an attractive option for web and database hosting. The techniques used to ring fence resources and guarantee performance are becoming more advanced and reliable. The ‘noisy neighbor‘ factor –the effect of power hungry applications ‘sharing’ the same resources as your own – is becoming less of a concern.

But some security and performance concerns do persist. When iWeb spoke to customers about their thoughts on different hosting technologies, we found that data security was the most important concern about cloud hosting, when compared to other options like dedicated hosting. By contrast, the changes to an application needed in order to migrate (an indicator of the complexity, and therefore risk associated with migrating between platforms) was among the lowest ranking concern.

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0 comments  | Ranks Among Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies for the 6th Straight Year – 2013 PROFIT 500

Published on June 12, 2013 at 10:22 am by iWeb-Andre in: iWeb Press Releases

Infrastructure-as-a-Service provider ranks 170TH with 376% growth over 5 years

Montreal, Quebec – June 11, 2013 – iWeb has been ranked as Canada’s 170TH fastest growing company in the 25th annual PROFIT ranking of Canada’s 500 Fastest-Growing Companies. Having made the ranking every year since 2008, iWeb is one of only 16 companies on this year’s list who have achieved 6 or more appearances on the list.

iWeb, who provides Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Cloud server services from its four (4) Canadian data centers in Montreal, grew its revenue 376% over 5 years and, more impressively, grew 4667% since 2003 – from $0.9M in 2003 to $42M in 2012.

Published in the summer issue of PROFIT Magazine and online at, the PROFIT 500 list ranks Canadian businesses by the growth of their revenue over five years.

iWeb combines revenue growth with technological growth and innovation

“Revenue growth is ultimately the result of managing a good business and working hard to provide customers with the best services, the best infrastructure and the best customer service experience we possibly can. We are very proud to have made the PROFIT 500 ranking this year again!” says iWeb President and COO Christian Primeau. Primeau adds that “iWeb has grown tremendously as an organization in the past year and this achievement has been made possible by the commitment of our talented staff, who have been working relentlessly to make sure that iWeb is a leader in the very competitive IaaS and Canadian Data Center Markets. I would like to extend my thanks and gratitude to both our motivated team and to our loyal clients for helping us to grow, year after year!”

Last month, iWeb launched the first guaranteed Managed Cloud service, and earlier this year the Company appointed customer experience guru Elya McCleave to Vice-President of Services.

iWeb’s progress in the PROFIT 500 ranking:

Year Ranking 5-year revenue growth %
2013 170th 376%
2012 82nd 605%
2011 52nd 1,107%
2010 31st 1,644%
2009 85th 1,128%
2008 100th 627%

About PROFIT Magazine and
PROFIT: Your Guide to Business Success is Canada’s preeminent publication dedicated to the management issues and opportunities facing small and mid-sized businesses. For 31 years, Canadian entrepreneurs and senior managers across a vast array of economic sectors have remained loyal to PROFIT because it’s a timely and reliable source of actionable information that helps them achieve business success and get the recognition they deserve for generating positive economic and social change. Visit PROFIT online at

About iWeb (
iWeb provides the on-demand server and cloud infrastructure that allows over 25,000 customers in more than 200 countries worldwide to deliver today’s Internet-based technologies and to create tomorrow’s online innovations. Since 1996, Montreal-based iWeb has been rated among the world’s top web infrastructure providers based on performance and reliability and among Canada’s fastest growing companies.

Andre Allen, iWeb +1-514-286-4932 Ext: 2284,
Bernard Dahl, Presentis, Media + Public Relations, +1-514-802-2801,